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SEA SHEPHERD VOLUNTEERS CLEAN UP BATHERS BEACH

Posted in bathers beach, beaches, city of fremantle, environment, indian ocean, Uncategorized by freoview on September 22, 2019

 

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Dozens of people turned up this Sunday morning for the Sea Shepherd clean up of Fremantle’s Bathers Beach.

Great to see so many people volunteering their time to get rid of the mess other people make. Well done!

Roel Loopers

 

FREMANTLE BANS GAS-FILLED BALLOONS

Posted in city of fremantle, environment, events, festivals, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on June 27, 2019

 

A new policy was endorsed by Fremantle Council last night to ban the release of gas-filled balloons on City property and at City of Fremantle events.

Deflated balloons often end up in the ocean and endanger wildlife, so it is another small step to looking after our environment better.

The ban will become law once it has been gazettet by the State Government in about a month.

Roel Loopers

GLEN COWANS WINS EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL AWARD

 

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I am over the moon that the Glen Cowans Photo Gallery at the Roundhouse last night was awarded the winner of the Excellence in Retail category at the annual Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

The Ocean On Your Wall gallery is one of Freo’s great experiences that is owned by the very creative and professional husband and wife team Glen and Louise. It shows all the beauty and magic of the colourful underwater world of our planet’s oceans.

Glen takes all the photos when the couple go diving all over the world and recently added a drone to his equipment, while Louise takes and edits all the video footage.

The prints are done in house by Glen and the jewellery is created by Louise.

The delightful gallery is next to the Roundhouse on top of Arthur’s Head/Manjaree, so go and visit them. They are open Thursday-Sunday from 10.30am till 4pm.

Congratulations Louise and Glen! You really deserve this award. You work hard and excel at what you are doing!

Roel Loopers

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CLIMATE CHANGE THREAT PANEL DISCUSSION AT NATIONAL HOTEL

 

There will be a very interesting panel discussion about climate change at the Fremantle National Hotel on this coming Wednesday, March 6 from 6.30pm.

While our politicians quarrel and procrastinate about global warming, scientists all over the world believe the future of planet earth is under serious threat and immediate action is required.

“Humanity is changing the Earth in ways never seen before. The oceans are acidifying, the climate is changing, and world is awash in plastic. Scientists are telling us that we have pushed the Earth into an entirely new state, one dominated by human activity. 
Welcome to the Anthropocene: the era of humankind.
If we have the power to shape the deep future of the Earth and all living things upon it, then how should we think, act and feel in this decisive moment?

Come explore the science of human-caused planetary change from some of Western Australia’s leading scientific voices. Here, we reveal the science of our extraordinary planetary ecological crisis, and ask how science can be used to deliver a better world. Panel presentation and public Q&A.”

The panel members will be Prof. Petra Tschakert from UWA, Dr Bill Hare of Cimate Analysis, Dr Joe Fontaine of Curtin University and Dr Neville Ellis of UWA.

There is also a staircase photo exhibition about climate change at the National Hotel until May 20, so go and have a look and attend the panel discussion.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE UNDERWATER FILM FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, oceans, Uncategorized by freoview on January 2, 2019

 

 

The FREMANTLE UNDERWATER FILM FESTIVAL is being held again this year from January 4-6 at the Port Beach Garden Bar in North Fremantle.

The family-friendly not for profit event will show 20-25 short films by local and international film makers in the outdoor setting. Guest speakers will talk about their underwater adventures.

Community and food stalls will be there and the bar open.

Doors open at 6pm and screening starts just after the sun has set over the Indian Ocean.

For more information go to http://www.fuff.com.au

Roel Loopers

 

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SOUVENIR POSTERS AT GLEN COWANS PHOTO GALLERY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, photography, retail, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on September 14, 2018

 

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My friends Glen and Louise at the Fremantle Glen Cowans Photography Gallery next to the historic Roundhouse on Arthur’ Head have come up with a new idea. They had so many requests from visitors to buy the display posters that they have now bitten the bullet and produced them in house.

There are nine different  A 1 size posters printed in-house by Glen, as are all of the photos in the gallery, and they sell in a tube for just $ 40 each.

The gallery also sells limited edition prints on canvas,  small and large mounted prints and block mounted prints, as well as pendants, rings and earrings, so go and check it out, because Christmas is approaching fast

The gallery is at 9 Captain’s Lane at the end of historic High Street.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE ROUNDHOUSE THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH

Posted in art, arthur head, city of fremantle, GLEN COWANS, maritime, oceans, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 19, 2018

 

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My friend and fellow photographer Glen Cowans took this amazing drone photo of the Fremantle Roundhouse and Arthur Head.

Glen has his underwater photography gallery next to the Roundhouse and was testing his new drone for future diving photo trips around the world.

Since Glen gave me permission to publish the photo here on Freo’s View I’d better give him a plug. ; >)

The Glen Cowans Photography Gallery at Captain’s Lane is an amazing insight into the wonderful and mysterious world of the oceans and well worth a visit.

Mounted and block mounted prints, print on canvas, and jewellery are all on display. Check out the pendants, rings and earrings created by Glen’s wife Louise, ladies!

The gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10.30am till 4pm.

You can also check out all Glen’s work on-line here: http://glencowans.com/?doing_wp_cron=1529366624.0747931003570556640625

Roel Loopers

LOVING THE OCEAN ART WORKSHOP

Posted in art, city of fremantle, indian ocean, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on March 14, 2018

 

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Rekindle your love of the ocean and learn about Sandy McKendricks intimate connection to the Western Australian coastline and how she draws inspiration from the land and sea.

Join Sandy for a 3 hour workshop, enjoy a stroll along Bathers Beach, talk with the artist, learn techniques for still life drawing and relax with a light morning tea.

Sunday March 18 from 8.30-11.30am at Little Space Freo. J Shed

It costs $65 pp. Numbers are strictly limited so book your place now early.

Sandy is a Fremantle based artist, performer, writer, director, puppeteer, designer, and ocean lover. Through her company Sandpiper Productions she has been involved in the Perth International Arts Festival and has toured performances both Nationally and Internattionally.

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THE MAGNIFICENT UNDER WATER WORLD ON SHOW

Posted in art, city of fremantle, nature, oceans, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on February 22, 2018

 

Feb 25 Underwater Film Fest

 

The Fremantle UNDERWATER FILM FESTIVAL is on this Sunday February 25 from 6-9 pm at the Fibonacci Centre in Blinco Street, so all you snorklers and divers get out there and see some great short movies.

We in Freo are lucky that we can see outstanding underwater photography and video permanently on display at the Glen Cowans Gallery next to the Roundhouse, so if you can’t make it to The Fib on Sunday wander over to the Roundhouse where Glen’s gallery is open Thursday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 4 pm. You won’t be disappointed!

Roel Loopers

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BEAUTY IN THE ORDINARY RUST

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing, maritime, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on December 12, 2017

 

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I have told you many times that there is a lot of beauty in the ordinary, so I took up the challenge of making ‘art’ out of rust yesterday.

I took these photos of a real rust bucket in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour late afternoon.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder hey.

Roel Loopers

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